Aug. 15, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University field hockey Head Coach Tiffany Marsh has welcomed her fifth recruiting class, a nine-member group, including eight freshmen and one transfer student, to the Hilltop. The Hoyas began its training camp last week in preparation for its August 25, season-opener against Appalachian State.
The nine-member group is offset by the most experienced squad that Marsh has had during her tenure, as the Hoyas will feature 10 seniors and four juniors on the 2012 roster. The newcomers bring versatility and athleticism, as three have experience at multiple positions, while six were multi-sport athletes in high schools.
"Our freshmen class brings a wealth of experience and skill to our Georgetown field hockey team," Marsh said. "I believe the leadership of our group of ten seniors will help our incoming class transition in the collegiate setting smoothly helping them make an immediate impact on our program."
Sarah Butterfield and Devon McCann will compete for time at forward, while Louise Chakejian, Taylor Craig and Emily Weinberg will compete at midfield. Callie Hiner, Hannah Carey and Meghan Murphy will each spend time at midfield and back, while Emma Hamstra transfers in from Massachusetts to add depth at goalkeeper. The team also welcomes senior walk-on Molly McShea, who was a member of the Georgetown women's rowing team in 2011.
Sarah Butterfield Forward Bridgewater, N.J./Oak Knoll
High School: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter on the field hockey team...Named a team captain for her senior season...Finished her career with 55 goals and 34 assists in 72 games...A three-time All-Union Essex Conference and three-time All-Union County selection, earning first team honors in both for her junior and senior seasons...In 2011, selected third team All-State and First Team All Group I, while helping her team finish 22-1 after starting the season ranked No. 1 in the nation...Also named to the North Jersey All Star Team following her senior season, ...In 2010, listed as a Player to Watch by the Star Ledger Tournament of Champions after helping her team win Group I State, county and conference championships with a 27-0 record...Finished No. 12 in N.J. in goals scored as a junior...In 2009 helped her school win a conference championship and finish 18-3-1...Played club for The Edge Field Hockey Club.
Hannah Carey Defense Maplewood, N.J./Oak Knoll
High School: A seven-time letterwinner, earning four in field hockey, two in track and one in lacrosse...A three-year starter in field hockey, scoring eight goals, 12 assists, and eight defensive saves during her career... A two-time All-Union County and All-Union Essex Conference Second Team selection...During her senior season was named second team All-State Group I, while helping her school win its conference championship...Also named an Academic All-American following her senior season...In 2010, she was named All-State Group I third team, while helping Oak Knoll to State Group I, county and conference championships...Played Club for The Edge Field Hockey Club for four years.
Jacqueline Chakejian Midfield Chester Springs, Pa./The Episcopal Academy
High School: A nine-time letterwinner, earning four in field hockey, two in winter track and three in spring track...A four-year starter on the field hockey team and team captain during her senior season...Earned All Inter-Ac and All Main Line honors during her senior season...Named the Team of 1994 Field Hockey Award Most Valuable Player following her senior season...Also earned the Mind, Body, Spirit Prize for both winter and spring track following the 2012 season...Helped school to an undefeated season, winning the Inter-Ac Championship and finishing second in the PAISAA...Played six years of club field hockey for WC Eagles, who ranked No. 1 in the United States Field Hockey Club rankings, winning the National Indoor Tournament Pool Championship in 2011...Helped set school records in the 4x800 and 4x400 relays, while winning a Pa. Independent School State Championship in the 4x800.
Taylor Craig Midfield New Canaan, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall
High School: A six-time varsity letterwinner, earning three in field hockey and three in lacrosse at Choate Rosemary Hall...Named field hockey team captain during her senior season...In field hockey earned her school's Excellence in Field Hockey award in 2011 and the Coaches Award in 2010...Earned the Coaches Award in lacrosse in 2012, as well as the Coaches Award for junior varsity ice hockey...Earned All-Academic honors during her senior season for lacrosse...Coached in field hockey by Fran O'Donoghue...Made the Dean's List in all 12 terms of her high school career and was a member of the Cum Laude Society.
Emma Hamstra Goalie Ann Arbor, Michigan/Ann Arbor Pioneer [Massachussetts]
Prior to Georgetown: Played at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan for Coach Jane Nixon. Over the course of her three-year varsity career, her team went 47-4-3, won the State Championship in 2008 and 2009, and finished runner-up in Michigan in 2010. She was named to Ann Arbor All-City in 2008 and 2009 for her combined record of 28-4-3, an 83 percent save mark, and 18 shutouts. She ended her senior year with a 13-3-2 record, allowing just 11 total goals and posted eight shutouts, including two in postseason play, where she stopped 88 percent of the shots she faced. She was also the goalie for her high school's varsity lacrosse team in 2009 and 2010 and was named All-City in 2010.
Caroline Hiner Defense/Midfield Westport, Conn./Staples
High School: A three-time letterwinner in field hockey, starting all three seasons and being named a team captain during her senior season for coach Cecilly Anderson at Staples...A two-time First Team All FCIAC selection...Named First Team All-State during her senior season...Finished her career with five goals and five assists...Played club ball for FC United Field Hockey Club...A member of the National Honor Society and winner of the AP Scholar Award in 2011.
Devon McCann Forward Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln Sudbury
High School: A three-time letterwinner, earning two letters in field hockey and one in lacrosse...A two-year starter and senior captain in field hockey...Earned top scorer honors in The Boston Globe during her senior season...Chosen for the Futures National Field Hockey Team in 2011...Played two years of club for Cape Ann, before playing for Worcester County United for two years.
Meghan Murphy Midfield/Defense Walpole, Mass./Walpole
High School: A four-time letterwinner, earning three letters in field hockey and one in lacrosse...A two-year starter in field hockey, serving as team captain her senior year for coach Marianne Murphy...Scored 32 goals and compiled 46 assists during her three-year career...Helped school to a 64-2-2 record, while earning two Bay-State League South Sectional Championships during her career...Named the Boston Globe Player of the Year and the Bay State League MVP in 2011...Named the Edward Jones Hometown Weekly Student-Athlete of The Year in 2012...A Boston Globe All Star and Bay State League All Star in 2010.
Emily Weinberg Midfield Shaker Heights, Ohio/Hathaway Brown
High School: A five-time letterwinner, earning four in field hockey and one in lacrosse...A four-year starter in field hockey, serving as team captain during her senior season...Finished her high school career with 22 goals, 14 assists and three defensive saves in 64 games...A Futures participant from 2009-2011, playing in the National Futures Championship in three consecutive seasons...Played in the Junior Olympics in 2010...A two-time Academic All Star selection...During her senior season was named Cleveland Plain Dealer Field Hockey Player of the Year, a Plain Dealer All Star, First Team All-Ohio, First Team North-East Ohio and Academic All-Ohio...Helped team to a State Championship in 2008...A State Championship runner-up in 2011.